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there was no romance on a cold winter ocean and the gale sang an awful song

Posted on 2007.14.01 at 08:21
where am I: going to church, yay!
How I feel about it all: sleepystill sleeeepy
Soundtrack: Stan Rogers - Fisherman's Wharf
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  • I went to bed at 12:30 a.m., go me. Yes, you read it here first, folks. So now I'm trying to talk myself out of talking myself out of going to church. I'm still sleepy like I was last night, and I'm really beginning to think it's Adderall-induced fatigue. I hate that, but darnit, the stuff works for me jobwise. So, anyway, I really should go to church and actually try to be social. I don't have a church up here in the wilds of Northern RI yet, and I've been to this one and I like it (and not only that, they even have a CUUPS group), so, um. Yeah.

  • I have a cell phone again, yay! I was eligible for an upgrade (actually, I used mr_t00by's upgrade, since he used mine when his phone broke last year). This thing has all sorts of features, like woah, a camera, which I don't really need, but apparently all the new ones have one.

  • Speaking of cameras, I haven't forgotten the picspam meme. I don't have a camera cable and the port for my SD card doesn't appear to be working, either. As soon as those problems are taken care of, I'll post pictures again. *sigh*

  • The first time I heard about this, I pretty much sat back and waited for this. I'm apparently not the only predictable one in the universe. *loves* Also: Prospect of a S&A spinoff = good. I'm not holding my breath, but still. Much with the yay at the very notion. Also #2: Dear Toronto Sun: Please update your picture files. You can even have one of mine. Honestly.

  • I'd better stop procrastinating and actually get a passport. Trivia: I look naked in my old one, because I was wearing a sundress with no straps, and it was a head shot (and hey, I was twenty years old, I could get away with dresses like that back then). Also, if the US government is forcing me to get a passport, shouldn't they pay for it? I mean, yeah, if I was going to France I'd say fine, because France would make me have one, too. But I'm going to Nova Scotia, fergodssake, and I'm pretty sure it's the US that cares if I have one or not, not Canada. Without a passport I can go there, but I can't come back. *narrows eyes* Hmmmm. "I'm sorry, work/family/etc., I'm not allowed back in the country. I know, it's a tragedy." *buys warm clothes, dresses in layers, enrolls here, joins travelling fiddle troupe, has weekly ceilidhs, wins lottery, imports family, buys us all houses*

  • I finally had to go to the mall last evening, because that's where the Cingular store is. I did my part for Capitalism by purchasing books, how surprising! I got Making Sense of the Troubles: The Story of the Conflict in Northern Ireland (because, y'know, I need another book on Irish history), and also Stephen King's Dark Tower: The Complete Concordance (because the DT owns my soul, say thankya).

  • I never noticed it before, but Stan Rogers? Had a sexy voice (is there another word for "sexy", because I hate that word, and is it okay to say dead people have sexy voices?). I never really noticed it until I put "Fisherman's Wharf" (my current favourite Stan song *g*) on my iPod. Maybe it's just me, because I'm a sucker for husky baritone voices. Here, listen:

    Stan Rogers - Fisherman's Wharf

  • I basically have to go to ComicCon New York, don't I? Because, *sputter*
    Now I just have to figure out what day and buy tickets for mr_t00by and I before they're gone. If they're not already.

  • Oh, and joandarck? I can't get the whole Barrett's Privateers/Irish Rover/DS/Crossover!Fixit!AU out of my head. I think I might really really have to write it. I'm not sure if I want to thank you for this or run screaming from the room, because I'm thinking serious story, not crackfic, and it's gonna mean research. If I do it, it'll be the first really long thing I've ever written. Now to figure out what's Irish for Kowalski.

  • I've sufficiently talked myself into going to church (because I'm NOT a hermit, honest!), so I'd better go get ready. And then, yay, housework!



Comments:


Andy Radical, Possum Tackler
entropical87 at 2007-01-14 12:24 (UTC) ()
I went to bed pretty early last night, too. And I went to the mall yesterday. And I got new books. AND I recently got a new phone. (I'd love to get a passport and hide out in Canada, but that's sadly not going to happen anytime soon.)

We are clearly soul mates. ;)
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-01-14 14:07 (UTC) ()
See, the trick is NOT to get a passport. Then when you want to come back they won't let you in, so you have to stay in Canada. Although somehow I don't think Canada's going to be too thrilled if this happens frequently.
newleaf31
newleaf31 at 2007-01-14 12:32 (UTC) ()
AYEEEEE!! SK IS DOING NYCOMICCON?!!?!!!

*asplode*
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-01-14 14:07 (UTC) ()
YES!!!!!!

*spontaneously combusts*

And OMG ICON LOVE.
newleaf31
newleaf31 at 2007-01-14 14:49 (UTC) ()
I googled "Stephen King and guitar." I mean, how can you not love such a picture? And... it's very hard to see, but the letters on the icon? They're bones. *creepy smile*
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-01-14 14:57 (UTC) ()
It looks like a Rock Bottom Remainders picture.

Bones...oooh.
Cats. Not to be trusted.
catwalksalone at 2007-01-14 13:05 (UTC) ()
Well, you're going to die if you don't go to ComicCon, aren't you? What with Stephen King and J. Michael Difficult-To-Spell-Last-Name.

Stan Rogers: Not to speak ill of the dead and yes he does/did have a sexy voice, but how come he sounds as if he is sixty years old if he's a day? Did he live his life on fast forward?

Tentative yay! at spin-off possibility.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-01-14 14:25 (UTC) ()
Well, you're going to die if you don't go to ComicCon, aren't you? What with Stephen King and J. Michael Difficult-To-Spell-Last-Name.

As much as I love JMS (if you just use initials you don't have to try to spell the difficult-to-spell thing), I wouldn't spend the money for the bus (or train) plus the con plus maybe an overnight. I'd do all that for my platonic!boyfriend, though. *g*

Stan Rogers: Not to speak ill of the dead and yes he does/did have a sexy voice, but how come he sounds as if he is sixty years old if he's a day? Did he live his life on fast forward?

*has epiphany* STAN ROGERS = MERLIN Okay, it's not an exact analogy, but it's fun to think of Cliché!Merlin singing "Barrett's Privateers" ("oh, the year was 787 AD, how I wish I was in Cornwall now").

Tentative yay! at spin-off possibility.

I'm betting it isn't going to happen. This is Paul "I'd do a fourth season if there was one" Gross being all wishful-thinking-y, most likely.

joandarck at 2007-01-14 13:40 (UTC) ()

too much excitement before coffee

Glee, GLEE, GLEEEEE.

GLEE.

I'm not sure if I want to thank you for this or run screaming from the room

I have that effect on people. *modest*

Web search says Kowalski is from Kowal, meaning blacksmith - which as an Irish name seems to end up as McGowan (again by haphazard Googling.) Okay, wrong way to go about it, it would probably be better to find an Irish name that looks like Kowalski. Oh, that's harder. Well, you could just call him something that's pronounced like "Kowal" but is spelled out using lots of gs and hs, I suppose.... am I getting too involved here? Backing off!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-01-14 14:41 (UTC) ()

Re: too much excitement before coffee

DO NOT BACK OFF, I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET. I have to research the NWMP, for one, and ships of the eighteenth century, and whether an Irishman would even BE in Nova Scotia then (I'm thinking yes) and stuff like that. And OMG, Look at those uniforms!. I refuse, however, to let Fraser have a beard. Facial hair and Fraser shall never meet, thank you kindly.
joandarck at 2007-01-14 18:58 (UTC) ()

Re: too much excitement before coffee

The NWMP! Oh, awesome! Good, good, good.

I would imagine there were Irishmen all over the place back then - the Irish and the Scottish traded populations a lot. But I will leave allllll the research to you, as I am lazy merely watching from afar.

Facial hair and Fraser shall never meet, thank you kindly.

I don't knooooow, he's looking pretty scruffy in BDTH... it's true, I prefer him clean-shaven, though.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-01-14 23:22 (UTC) ()

Re: too much excitement before coffee

Scruffy is okay. Nothing wrong with a little five-o'clock shadow. No honest-to-god beard, though, because that'd just be all kinds of WRONG.
joandarck at 2007-01-15 00:06 (UTC) ()

Re: too much excitement before coffee

Agreed.
lipsum at 2007-01-14 17:58 (UTC) ()
You could say he has a sensual voice? I don't know, it doesn't turn me on, though it does make me want to sing. I've never heard Fisherman's Wharf before, but the tune is so familiar, I've probably heard filksongs based on it.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-01-14 23:53 (UTC) ()
Sensual's good.

It doesn't exactly turn me on, either, because it's Stan Rogers. That would be like being hot for Jesus or something.
Isis
isiscolo at 2007-01-14 19:44 (UTC) ()
S&A spinoff? *perks up*

Also, apparently you and joandarck know what you're talking about with this Irish Rover thing, but you might as well be speaking...Irish. Um, yay, maybe? I have no idea what you're planning, but, yay?
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-01-14 23:47 (UTC) ()
The whole sorry mess started here, and continued here. And now that I read it, I see that the inspiration was joandarck's, but the idea? Was mine (and shoemaster's). *headdesk* It brings an entire meaning to the term "songfic".

Thank every god in the universe that this conversation didn't inspire me to write, because that would be, oh. I don't even want to think about it. Because then I might actually think about it. And just, no.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-01-14 23:55 (UTC) ()
P.S. The whole making-it-a-DS!AU was joandarck's idea, though. Credit where it's due. :)
Smelly
topaz7 at 2007-01-15 00:31 (UTC) ()
So, how was church?

Stan Rogers = Sexy? I think not. You can have that one. I'd still arm wrestle you for Paul Gross, though.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-01-15 02:33 (UTC) ()
Church was fine, although I didn't use the blue mugs at coffee hour that meant "talk to me, I'm new", because I was all shy and stuff.

Stan Rogers = Sexy? I think not.

Stan Rogers ≠ Sexy. He has a sexy voice. Not. The same. Thing.

I'd still arm wrestle you for Paul Gross, though.

Okay, but who gets to arm wrestle Martha Burns?



It was the best of times,it was the worst of times
mickeymvt at 2007-01-15 01:16 (UTC) ()
Barrett's Privateers/Irish Rover/DS/Crossover!Fixit!AU

Such awesomeness!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-01-15 02:34 (UTC) ()
I don't know when I'll start it. IF I start it. I'm already looking at Research Sites, though, OMG.
the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2007-01-17 19:01 (UTC) ()
y0. You going to be around tonight?
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primroseburrows at 2007-01-18 01:16 (UTC) ()
I'm around now. Tonight was Caleb's Birthday Dinner. Are you still there? I can sign on if you are.
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